Mia Turel was in first grade when she asked her father to teach her how to chart the probability of losing her baby teeth over time. By second grade, she was reading high school-level books on Martin Luther King Jr. Then she became fascinated by TED Talks on global warming and marine biology. So when her sixth-grade teacher assigned the class to color a map of Mesopotamia, Mia wasn't exactly thrilled. “I’m sorry, I’m not interested in coloring a map,” she told her mother. “Coloring is pointless.” With that, Mia left Crescent Elementary in Anaheim. She studied at home for the rest of the year — and then, at age 12, jumped six grade levels to enter Cal State Los Angeles as a freshman last fall. While the admissions scandal has transfixed the nation’s attention on elite universities such as UCLA and USC, the school of choice for many whiz kids like Mia is Cal State L.A. For nearly four decades, the campus has provided a haven where children … [Read more...] about A sixth-grader was sick of coloring. So she skipped six grades to attend Cal State L.A.
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By Daily News | | PUBLISHED: January 15, 2019 at 6:23 am | UPDATED: January 15, 2019 at 10:18 am As thousands of Los Angeles Unified School District teachers headed back to the picket lines Tuesday, the district’s chief urged teachers and their union to come back to classrooms, and made a plea for a renewed effort to seek funding from Sacramento to meet teachers’ demands. “Our students are best served with an educator in every classroom,” said LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner in a morning news conference. “We need our educators back in our classrooms, helping to inspire our students.” Beutner appeared to be trying to strike a conciliatory tone, saying he wished he and the district could meet teachers’ demands. But the “painful truth” is that he couldn’t — and that state and local regulators have told the district that. After two years of negotiations that found little common ground between the teachers union and … [Read more...] about LAUSD teachers strike, Day 2: Beutner says district lost $25 million in attendance, but saved $10 million in wages
Brett Kelman Nashville Tennessean Published 10:23 AM EST Nov 19, 2018 Rachel Blado rolled out of bed at 4:32 a.m. and sank into a chair outside her bedroom to read her Bible. Her unassuming home in the Nashville suburbs should have been quiet at this hour, but a faint chatter echoed from downstairs. Someone had left a television on overnight. Blado, a mother of three in her late 30s, shuffled down the steps into her living room, then followed the noise to the basement, which a year ago had been converted into a bedroom for her 20-year-old son, Josh Holton. Through the door, she could hear her son's TV streaming TED Talks, which he watched every night before bed. Blado peeked inside. Holton was sitting awkwardly on his couch, slumped forward and to the side, like he had fallen asleep while reaching to touch his toes. Blado stepped into the room to rouse her son, calling his name and shaking his shoulder. His skin was cold. Suddenly, Holton’s head rolled to … [Read more...] about TED Talks, the darknet and killer pills: A life and death in Nashville
Entertainment By Elizabeth Pitts West Hawaii Today [email protected] | Thursday, September 13, 2018, 12:05 a.m. Share this story Tara Brown at Ohana Martial Arts has created "Empowered: An Evening for Tweens and Teens" on Saturday to benefit her Teen Empower program. (Elizabeth Pitts/West Hawaii Today) KAILUA-KONA — As director at Ohana Martial Arts, Tara Brown is able to interact with the children and teenagers in Kona on a daily basis and get a closeup look into their lives and struggles. Her insight into the needs of the community’s younger generation is what led her to create the Teen Empower program, which is holding its first fundraising event at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Shorebreak Church theater. ADVERTISING “Empowered: An Evening for Tweens and Teens” features performances from West Hawaii Dance Theatre, Big Island Music Academy, Ohana Martial Arts and other nonprofit programs in the Kona area. Along with the … [Read more...] about Fundraiser puts on performances, ‘TED Talks for teens’
When Phoenix New Times asked me to attend Ted Nugent's August 5 show at Celebrity Theatre and write about the crowd, I was apprehensive at first and a bit conflicted. Why was this, you may ask? Well, for a few reasons.First and foremost, I like Ted Nugent. Talk to him about music and you'll understand why. The guy is a huge fan of rock and roll music. He is, dare I say, "bigly" passionate about the subject and has an almost encyclopedic mind when it comes to bands and concerts he attended. When I interviewed him in 2016, we talked for almost 90 minutes about all manner of things, but mostly his obsession with the art form that has given him so much opportunity in this lifetime. It's kind of endearing, really, but there are the other layers to the Ted Nugent onion.Even though I like Ted Nugent the music fan, when you talk to him, you realize that the only thing he's a bigger fan of than music is himself. He likes to talk about himself, and the confidence he exudes goes way beyond … [Read more...] about Republican Rock: What Kind of People See Ted Nugent Live in 2018?